Kidney transplant patient in Nigeria
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Kidney transplants in Nigeria

Kidney disease is on the increase in Nigeria.

There is a chronic shortage of trained health workers and the equipment needed to deal with this disease. People cannot afford the dialysis treatment and only a fortunate few receive kidney transplants.

The challenge, therefore, is to minimise the need for surgery and switch the focus to prevention.

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